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Wheelbase: Quiz


Question 1: Likewise, a car may ________ or even "spin out" if there is too much weight on the front tires and not enough on the rear tires.
OversteerVehicle dynamicsCar handlingDrifting (motorsport)

Question 2: In ________, the wheelbase is the horizontal distance between the center of the front wheel, and the center of the rear wheel.
Disc brakeAutomobileVacuum servoThrottle

Question 3: Wheelbases provide the basis for one of the most common ________ systems.
Station wagonCar classificationHatchbackVehicle size class

Question 4: where Wf is the weight on the front tire, Wr is the weight on the rear tire, L is the wheelbase, dr is the distance from the ________ (CG) to the rear wheel, df is the distance from the center of gravity to the front wheel (df + dr = L), m is the mass of the car, and g is the gravity constant.
Vehicle dynamicsOversteerCenter of massCar handling

Question 5: In both road and rail ________, the wheelbase is the distance between the centers of the front and rear wheels.
Human-powered transportVehicleCycle rickshawBicycle

Question 6: If the automobile is accelerating or decelerating, extra torque is placed on the rear or front ________ respectively, and the equation relating the wheelbase, height above the ground of the CG, and the weight on each tire becomes:
TireParking brakeAirbagAutomobile safety

Question 7: At equilibrium, the total ________ of the forces acting on the car is zero, and thus the wheelbase is related to the weight on each tire by the following formula:
EnergyTorqueAngular momentumRigid body dynamics

Question 8: For example, a car with a much greater weight load on the rear tends to ________ due to the lack of weight and therefore grip from the front tires.
UndersteerCar handlingVehicle dynamicsOversteer


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